Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Devil's Trill by Gerald Elias, a Daniel Jacobus Mystery (1st in series)

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The Mystery Bookshelf, where you can discover a library of new mysteries, is pleased to feature a new mystery series title we recently received from the publisher.

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Devil's Trill by Gerald Elias
A Daniel Jacobus Mystery (1st in series)
Minotaur Books (Trade Paperback)
Publication Date: August 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-65350-7

Devil's Trill by Gerald Elias
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About Devil's Trill (from the publisher): Daniel Jacobus is a blind, reclusive, crotchety violin teacher living in self-imposed exile in rural New England. He spends his time chain-smoking, listening to old LPs, and occasionally taking on new students, whom he berates in the hope that they will flee.

Jacobus is drawn back into the world he left behind when he decides to attend The Grimsley Competition at Carnegie Hall. The young winner of this competition is granted the honor of playing the Piccolino Stradivarius, a uniquely dazzling three-quarter-size violin that has brought misfortune to all who possessed it over the centuries. But the violin is stolen before the winner of the competition has a chance to play it, and Jacobus is the primary suspect.

With the help of his friend and former musical partner, Nathaniel Williams, his new student, Yumi Shinagawa, and several quirky sidekicks, Jacobus sets out to prove his innocence and find the stolen Piccolino Strad. Will he be successful? The quest takes him through the halls of wealth and culture, across continents to Japan, and leads him to a … murder.

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About Gerald Elias: A graduate of Yale, he has been a Boston Symphony violinist, Associate Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony, Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Utah, first violinist of the Abramyan String Quartet, and Music Director of the Vivaldi Candlelight concert series. Visit his website at GeraldElias.com.

Mysterious Reviews: Mysteries Reviewed by the Hidden Staircase Mystery BooksMysteries by Gerald Elias reviewed by Mysterious Reviews: Devil's Trill (2009).


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